One hundred years ago, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the son of Bahá’u’lláh and the perfect example of His teachings, passed from this world.

Exemplar follows the life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and the profound effect He had on people both past and present. A sense of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s unique function as a shelter, a shield, a stronghold for all humanity is captured in vignettes of some of the souls whose lives were transformed for the betterment of society through their association with Him. The film reflects a few of the universal principles embodied, both in word and deed, by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá––principles that animate a global movement of individuals, communities and institutions striving to emulate His example in service to humanity.

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  • Colorization: Composite Films | Art Director: Samuel Francois Steininger
  • Archival Footage: DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main | Footage Farm | The Green Light Expedition | Imperial War Museum | Lobster Films | Media provided by POND5 | Media provided by Shutterstock